Ethos Education


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Kung Fu Panda 3: What does it mean to just be you?

Assembly Objective:

  • How many times do we hear the phrase ‘just be true to yourself’, or ‘the best thing you can do is just be you’? How do we know what this really means for our every day lives? What does it mean to just be ourselves? This assembly explores the Bible’s teaching on what it might mean (and not mean!) to be ourselves in the context of our local and global community of fellow human beings.

Film:

  • Kung Fu Panda 3 (DreamWorks Animation, 2016, PG). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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Capture the Flag: Where is God?

Assembly Objective:

  • Where is God? This assembly explores what the Bible teaches about God: his transcendence (the belief that God exists beyond the world that we know and experience) and immanence (the belief that God exists within the world that we know and experience).

Film:

  • Capture the Flag (Paramount Pictures, certificate PG), click here to buy the DVD online.

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Snoopy and Charlie Brown: the Peanuts Movie: Identity

Assembly Objective:

  • Who am I? This assembly explores the issue of identity and considers what the Bible teaches about God’s care for us as individuals.

Film:

  • Snoopy and Charlie Brown: the Peanuts Movie (Blue Sky, certificate U), click here to buy the DVD online.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – is it my Responsibility to Stand up for What is Right?

Assembly Objective:

  • What should we do if we see bad things happening around us? Is it worth doing the right thing if all our friends disagree with us? This assembly explores the Bible’s teaching on the importance of fighting for and doing what is right even when doing so is scary and difficult.

Film:

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Lucasfilm Ltd., 2015, certificate 12A). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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The Lady in the Van: This is my Neighbour

Assembly Objective:

  • Who is our neighbour? How far should we go to help someone in need? Does it make a difference if the person doesn’t want our help? This assembly explores the biblical story of The Good Samaritan to consider the benefits of choosing to help those who make us feel uncomfortable.

Film:

  • The Lady in the Van (BBC Films, 2015, certificate 12). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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The Good Dinosaur: What Makes a Family?

Assembly Objective:

  • What makes a family? There are many different types. This assembly explores the biblical description of the early Church to introduce the idea of Christianity as a worldwide, wholly inclusive, family.

Film:

  • The Good Dinosaur (Pixar, 2015, certificate PG), click here to buy the DVD online.

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The Martian: Why is Every Human Life Worth Saving?

Assembly Objective:

  • Why do we think every human life is worth saving? Why do we go to such extremes to save one human life? This assembly explores and evaluates the Bible’s teaching on the sacredness of individual human life.

Film:

  • The Martian (20th Century Fox, 2015, certificate 12A). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut: Stones in the Road

Assembly Objective:

  • How can we face challenges ahead of us? This assembly, particularly suitable for the end of a year, explores the Bible’s teaching about the value of remembering the past as we face the future.

Film: 

  • Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut (from series 6 episode 1, BBC DVD, certificate 12). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Lies: a tough way to live

Assembly Objective: 

  • Is it ok to lie? This assembly explores the Bible’s teaching that telling the truth leads to the best life for all.

Film: 

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Marvel, 2014, certificate 12). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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